Saturday, March 17, 2012

Op shop finds

This week I had such fun catching up with a dear friend, op shopping.  We fantasize about our tea shop and the vintage style decor.  We imagine setting up a cottage with retro fittings. One we can rent to trendy holiday makers!
We laugh about the fact that we are needing to clean out our cupboards yet buy more "stuff". We think of the special people who treasured the objects we pick up and smile at the things that remind us of our Mothers.
In a very busy life, these little outings are so special and I can't wait to do it again.  This gorgeous Denby jug is for a lovely lady I've met through work.  She has Denby ware will love this little treasure.
Jugs are my favorite purchase. 
Linen is next. 
I wonder what you have found this week?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grateful Box/Wedding anniversary

On a recent trip to Melbourne. My husband and I found an Eco market with lots of exciting stalls, lectures etc.
Standing alone was a grateful box!
People could type ( on an old typewriter) a grateful message, then nail it to the box which looked like a telephone box. The typewriter was inside the cubicle.  Some people enjoyed reading the messages others queued to type. Everyone smiled.
A lovely moment in a big city.
It was our wedding anniversary and I felt moved to write this message.

This lovely ring was my husbands gift for our 40th anniversary. He gave it to me in St Pauls Catherdral Melbourne.
Here I am lighting a candle.
A very special moment.